Foreigner by Nahid Rachlin – book cover, description, publication history. Rachlin, the author of five previous works of fiction, including the much acclaimed Foreigner, begins her story at the age of nine, when she was taken away from. —Anne Tyler, New York Times Book Review “Nahid Rachlin has an intimate insider’s Bruce Allen, Chicago Tribune “Foreigner gently raises new as well as .

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Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. To ask other readers questions about Foreignerplease sign up. Because the differences are not so stark in this story, we can contrast Iranian and American cultural attitudes without dealing with such drastically reduced women’s rights. Trying to balance the pull of two cultures and unresolved family issues aside, as a reader I generally have some expectation of plot resolution when I read a book.

We passed narrow streets lined by mud and straw houses and tall date and coconut palms. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

It is there she confronts her past, and the women of her family. Feri has returned to Iran to visit her family.

I went over and knocked on the door. You have a lovely home, parents who love each other and you, a wonderful brother, what foreignrr do you want?

After her undergraduate degree she went on to graduate studies and has become a researcher in biological science. In an era when fear of Middle Eastern racglin holds the West in thrall. Would this have changed Feri’s decision to return to her homeland?


When I returned the stewardess had cleaned up the aisle. Their bright red flowers and dark thick spiky green leaves supposedly killed mosquitoes. However, this did not detract fro This was my first look into N. I foreiigner know if all these years of reading and editing and analyzing manuscripts has made it more difficult for me to be transported by hy.

Crowd of Sorrows, novella review: Nov 30, Ashley rated it liked it. There was a great deal of antagonism in the city among people with opposing views.

I had been having cramps all day. A thick racchlin book on Persian rugs was open on her lap and she was studying it. Feri’s uncertainty, feeling of being pulled in several directions, and reluctance to follow in her mother’s footsteps are entirely understandable. It’s a short book and the story tends to pull the reader along so as to make it a quick read. My grandmother was wearing shorts and a casual blouse, and was smiling into the camera.

I stared at the photograph of her parents on the bureau.

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Refresh and try tachlin. An Iran-born biologist visits her family in Iran after many years of absence. Oct 18, K M rated it really liked it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. I like Nahid Rachlin’s writing style; her details really transport the reader to Iran.


The author recalls an idyllic early childhood, growing up with a widowed, childless aunt who considered herself Nahid’s real mother. He is prim and unfeeling compared to her and the Iranians we meet through this book, which is rich in sensual detail.

As I stood between them, the sunlight coming from foreitner me gave a touch of pink to my skin, a shine to my hair. Perhaps because it was a novella, the author intentionally didn’t spend too much time on foreivner details. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

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Explore the Home Gift Guide. Jan 05, Jane rated it it was amazing Shelves: Anyway you have it good here. Through the window I saw a white chador with polka dot design in the distance. When she becomes ill, she has to deal with the fear that medical facilities may be nothing like what is available in the States.

Every book I’ve read foriegner Nahid Rachlin and as one of her editors, I’ve even read a couple books yet to be published transports me rachlim. Rachlin writes sensitively, if in one octave, about Feri’s dilemma and identity crisis.

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